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Osteo-Form SA

Osteo-Form SA powder is a pet supplement used as an aid in the prevention of dietary deficiencies of calcium, phosphorus and vitamins A and D in dogs, cats, birds and reptiles. Osteo Form SA has an optimally bio-available calcium:phosphorus (1.8:1) formulation which includes key vitamin components critical to cartilage metabolism, healthy bone growth and effective fracture healing. Osteo-Form is also an ideal supplement for pregnant and lactating bitches.

Approximately 99% of calcium and 80% of phosphorus are found in the skeleton and teeth and as such are vital components of developing and maintaining a strong and healthy skeletal system. Vitamin D also plays an integral role in calcium and phosphorus absorption and bone mineralization. In growing animals deficiencies of calcium, phosphorus and/or Vitamin D most frequently results in rickets. Bone demineralization also occurs in adults when these nutrients are insufficient.

Osteo-Form SA Indications

For use as an aid in the prevention of dietary deficiencies of calcium, phosphorous and vitamins A and D in dogs, cats, birds and reptiles.

Feeding Directions: Dogs and Cats - To aid in the prevention of dietary deficiencies give 1 to 2 slightly rounded teaspoonfuls for each 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of body weight per day as long as indicated.

Many reptile and avian diets are low in calcium and high in phosphorus. Evaluation of the entire diet is necessary before recommending the exact dose of Osteo-Form SA.

Administration: Osteo-Form SA may be added to the daily ration or mixed with milk or water. To facilitate proper adhesion of Osteo-Form SA to dry food, slightly moisten food with water.

Each slightly rounded teaspoonful of Osteo-Form SA contains approximately 4 grams. A teaspoon measure is enclosed.

When using Osteo-Form SA as a maintenance dietary supplement, calcium and phosphorus from other food sources should be considered.

Guaranteed Analysis Per 350 grams:

Calcium, maximum 32.0%
Calcium, minimum 27.0%
Phosphorus, minimum 16.5%
Vitamin A, minimum (328,571 IU/kg) 115,000 IU
Vitamin D3, minimum (32,857 IU/kg) 11,500 IU

Ingredients: Dicalcium phosphate, tricalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, polysorbate 80, citric acid, ascorbic acid, vitamin A palmitate and cholecalciferol.

Preliminary Calculations

Before we actually enter the supplement into the database using the Food Wizard, we first need to do some minor calculations. The guaranteed analysis is for 350 grams so that is the amount we will use when we enter values into the wizard. First, we need to get the correct calcium value. Calcium is provided here as two percentage amounts; a minimum and a maximum. Whenever we see this, we will enter the average value. We also have to convert the percentage to a gram weight.

The average percentage of calcium is (32 + 27) / 2 = 29.5 %

Therefore, the calcium value we will enter into the wizard is 350 x 29.5 % = 350 x .295 = 103.25 grams

The phosphorus value is easier: 350 x 16.5 % = 350 x .165 = 57.75 grams

Vitamin A & D we will enter as is.

The other key piece of data is the serving size (one rounded tsp equals 4 grams) which we will enter at the end.

Food Wizard Tutorial

Below we have a series of screenshots that show the values that we enter into the Food Wizard. Open the Food Wizard and start entering the values as shown.

Step 1 - Add Common Measure

The image below shows the first tab in the Food Wizard. The guaranteed analysis shows values per 350 grams. So we will use this as our common measure. Usually common measures are meant for units of measurement like teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, liquid measures, etc. The common measures are usually less than 100 grams. In this case, the guaranteed analysis is for the non-standard measure of 350 grams. So we will just use what we can. The critical value here is the measure weight. This has to be 350 grams. The amount and the measure values are just for identification.

Enter the following values:

  • 350 grams = 350 Gram
Step 1 - Add Common Measure

Step 2 - Food Name

The image below shows the second tab in the Food Wizard. The only required value that you have to enter in this tab is the name of the food or supplement. To help with finding this ingredient in the future we enter some key words in the common name field. We also enter the manufacturer's name (if we know it) as it may be helpful to distinguish between similar products from different manufacturers.

Enter the following values:

  • Food Name = Osteo Form SA
  • Common Name = calcium phosphorus supplement with Vitamin A & D
  • Manufacturer Name = VetaMix
Step 2 - Food Name

Step 3 - Macronutrients

The image below shows the third tab in the Food Wizard. Since Osteo-Form SA is a mineral / vitamin supplement the value for Food Energy is zero and we enter 100% (or 350g) for the Ash value.

Enter the following values:

  • Food Energy = 0 kcal
  • Ash = 350 g
Step 3 - Macronutrients

Step 4 - Amino Acids

The image below shows the fourth tab in the Food Wizard. Since the guaranteed analysis lists no values for amino acids, we leave this tab blank.

Step 4 - Amino Acids

Step 5 - Fatty Acids

The image below shows the fifth tab in the Food Wizard. Since the guaranteed analysis lists no values for fatty acids, we leave this tab blank.

Step 5 - Fatty Acids

Step 6 - Minerals

The image below shows the sixth tab in the Food Wizard. We just enter the calcium and phosphorus values that we calculated for 350 grams of this supplement. It is important to get the unit of measurement correct. We changed the unit to grams (g).

Enter the following values:

  • Calcium = 103.25 g
  • Phosphorus = 57.75 g
Step 6 - Minerals

Step 7 - Vitamins

The image below shows the seventh, and final, tab in the Food Wizard. It is straight forward to enter all the values for vitamins as is. The Vitamin A value is listed in International Units (IU). PDD accepts values for Vitamin A from either an animal (retinol) or a plant (beta-carotene) source. We chose to enter the Vitamin A value as "IU as retinol."

Enter the following values:

  • Vitamin A = 115000 IU as retinol
  • Vitamin D = 11500 IU

Step 7 - Vitamins


That's it! We press the SAVE & CLOSE button on the ribbon and all the values are converted and stored in the database as 100 grams of Osteo-Form SA. Next we will show our new food / supplement in the Foods module. Click on the FOODS button on the ribbon to open up the Foods module.

Looking at our newly entered food

With the Foods module open, enter "Osteo" in the search textbox and click the FIND button. With the Osteo-Form SA entry highlighted, click on the EDIT button on the ribbon to see our newly entered values. We next show screenshots detailing how to delete and then add common measures. Finally we show you how you can validate the data you entered.

Press SAVE & CLOSE on the ribbon
Search for "Osteo" in the Foods module
Creating a new recipe for Spot
Adding Osteo supplement to the recipe
Showing duplicate measures for Grams
Deleting the 350 grams common measure
Preparing to add a common measure
Adding the new common measure
Showing the newly added common measure.
We can now use grams or rounded teaspoons in our recipes for this supplement.
One rounded teaspoon
Validating the data that we entered.
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